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Easy Beef Chili Recipe

Ground Beef Chili Recipe

A QUICK and EASY dinner recipe the whole family will love! Our Ground Beef Chili Recipe comes together in just over 30 minutes! Enjoy this hearty dinner idea using ground beef that’s low in fat and packed with protein and fiber too! Perfect for any night of the week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef Chili, Beef Chili Recipe, Best Chilli Recipe, Chili recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 330kcal


  • ¼ cup beef broth or chicken broth no salt added
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 oz pinto beans canned, no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz black beans canned, no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes canned, no salt added
  • Optional: shredded low-fat cheese and cilantro for garnish


  • In a large pot (capable of holding at least 3 liters) at medium-high heat, warm up the broth.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pot. Stirring occasionally until the vegetables soften.
  • Add the ground beef.
  • Using a wooden spoon, gently break down the meat until the beef is in small pieces and cooked through.
  • Stir in the spices, beans, and tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes.
  • Top with cheese and cilantro if you like. Best served hot.


  • Prepare the ingredients, such as measuring out spices and chopping the veggies, before you start cooking.
  • Make sure to chop the onion and bell pepper into a relatively similar size and shape so that the vegetables will soften at the same time you cook it. I like to chop the vegetables into a medium chop (about the size of a nickel).
  • Change up the spices or make it as mild or hot as you like. I find this chili mild to medium spicy in the heat department (I’m a heat wimp though), making it perfect to serve to my family. Adjust the spice amounts to suit your family’s heat preferences.
  • Spruce up this simple chili with additional toppings at the end. I like to add shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, and a generous dollop of Greek yogurt to my chili. Greek yogurt is a great low-fat, high protein substitute for sour cream.
  • Serve it on top of greens (like spinach) or in a lettuce wrap.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 1154mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 6.6mg